Calibrate my Pansonic Plasmas Right (i1 Display Pro)
I have two Panasonic TV's. One is the TC-P50S1, the other eludes me at the time but can figure it out if it becomes relevant. Newer than the P50S1.
So I bought an i1 Display Pro the other day and the included software seems to have a Plasma monitor option on it now. Never see anyone talking about this on the net, though the articles and walkthroughs are not to available from what I have seen in general in this space. Maybe my searching is poor.
Anyway, so I have a P50S1, and the i1 Display Pro. I can't afford to buy other calibration software and by the time I was done talking with Calman they had me up to like $300 to buy the right software to calibrate my screen and also my computer. Though with the computer sure what comes with the i1 is fine.
Some questions at this point:
- Is HCFR the best choice for me for calibrating my plasma displays?
- Is there any good precise walk thrus on how to do this with that particular software?
- How do you physical hook it all up? I assume you need to temporarily install the software on a laptop, plug the i1Display Pro into the laptop, place the i1Display Pro onto the TV, and then project images on the screen somehow? Part of understanding the hookup, is do I use a DB15 cable and connect the computer to the TV and then the TV temporarily becomes a second monitor? Or does the computer have to be physically connected to the computer at all? Some understanding of this process would be appreciated.
- Unlike my newer Panasonic which has separate color settings in the advanced screens, the P50S1 only has a color slider, left or right. Assuming this isn't going to provide very optimal calibration of color? I have been in the service menus trying out some of the provided profiles, however know every display and room is different so need to do my own calibration. I don't know if it's out there however does anyone know if/what service menus also effect color?
- Is calibration dependent on device? What I mean is my TV has an Xbox connected to it, a PS3 connected to it, and also Windows Media Center running also thru the Xbox acting as an extender however not sure the way that technology works if you can consider it displaying differently than viewing a standard xbox. Some say it's like a remote desktop session. Technically all this is running thru an Onkyo receiver thru HDMI for reference out to the TV.
Last edited by jriker1; 12-10-2014 at 06:42 AM.